Thanksgiving is a time when many people think of hearth and home. This week's Across the Blue Ridge brings us home and to thoughts of home. You'll hear a selection of songs and tunes that evoke a sense of family, place, tradition, love, and sometimes loss or homesickness. We hear from some outstanding tradition bearers of the past and present, including E.C. and Orna Ball of Grassy Creek, NC with their comforting sound; and West Virginia fiddler Wilson Douglas, who brought unique phrasing, melody and timing to each of his old time tunes. He even played a Scottish tune known better in New England than in the mountain south. We'll hear that, plus a New England version. Classic harmony singing abounds this week, with performances by the Delmore Brothers, The Carter Family, James Leva & Carol Elizabeth Jones, and more.

Episode 48 Playlist

  1. Old Horse & Buggy
    Art Stamper
    Goodbye Girls I'm Going To Boston
  2. Old Swinging Bridge
    Lonesome River Band
    Bridging The Tradition
  3. Boat's Up The River
    Lonesome River Band
    Bridging The Tradition
  4. Rovin' Gambler
    Erynn Marshall
    Tune Tramp
  5. The Cabin In The Valley
    E.C. Ball With Orna Ball
    E.C. Ball With Orna Ball
  6. Farewell Blues
    Kenny Baker & Bobby Hicks
    Darkness On The Delta
  7. Chow Time (Break 1)
    E.C. Ball
    E.C. Ball With Orna Ball
  8. Forked Deer
    Wilson Douglas
    Fiddle Tunes from Central West Virginia
  9. Petronella
    Wilson Douglas
    Fiddle Tunes from Central West Virginia
  10. Petronella
    Rodney & Randy Miller
    New England Chestnutds
  11. Down The Road
    Flatt & Scruggs
    1947-59 Volume 1
  12. Ida Red
    Abe Horton
    Abe Horton
  13. Ida Red
    Anna Roberts Gevalt & Elizabeth LaPrelle
    Anna & Elizabeth
  14. Mixed Blues
    Dock Boggs
    Folkways Years 1963-68 Disc 1
  15. Boys My Money's All Gone (Break 2)
    Battleaxe Band
    Because We Are
  16. Till The Roses Bloom Again
    Delmore Brothers
    Brown's Ferry Blues
  17. The Homestead On The Farm
    The Carter Family
    My Clinch Mountain Home
  18. We'll Be At Home 
    Double Decker String Band
    The Rest Is Yet To Come
  19. I Need To Find
    James Leva & C.E. Jones
    Memory Theater
  20. Bringing In The Georgia Mail
    Charlie Monroe
    His Recordings 1938-1956

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